Panic is a sudden sensation of fear, typically so strong that it prevents logical thinking and may trigger a fight-or-flight reaction. If you’ve ever experienced a panic attack, you know how frightening it can be – you might think you are having a heart attack or even dying. Panic attacks usually start without warning and come on suddenly. It is not uncommon for many people to experience one or two panic attacks over the course of their lifetimes. However, if you are experiencing frequent panic attacks, you may have panic disorder. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder that, in addition to repeated panic attacks, may also include an intense and ongoing fear of having another attack that can affect your daily life. Whether you’ve just had one experience with a panic attack or you are suffering from recurrent panic attacks and suspect you might have panic disorder, a qualified mental health professional can help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s panic experts today.

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All of us have fear, whether it be emotionally-based or fear survival instinct that has become overwhelming, flooding our body with anxiety & panic attacks. Many of us have in many ways told ourselves a story that we should not be or feel a certain way, which causes conflict and stress in the body & mind. Together, we work with mindfulness techniques and body-centered practices to regulate fear & anxiety as well as recognizing the thoughts that fuel your fears.

— Jodi Alieksaites, Licensed Professional Counselor in ONLINE, CO

Often when we're in a "panic attack", our bodies are responding disproportionately to the current situation. Yet there's a good reason for this. Even without our being aware, our minds create meanings from past circumstances that impact our present day-to-day feelings. I want to help you reduce moments of panic by (counterintuitively) bringing those moments more into our sessions together. When the panic is cared for - not pushed down - I see clients improve.

— Connor McClenahan, Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

If you're struggling with panic attacks, my heart goes out to you, because I know how terrifying they can be. The good news is there is a way through. You don't have to live with panic. I'm well versed in supporting people to reduce and eliminate panic attacks, and I'd love to support you with this.

— Dianne Gallo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

I am trained in methods to reduce the distress that a person feels surrounding panic disorder. The irony of panic is that the acceptance and welcoming of it is how one heals. I will teach you techniques to ground yourself in the moment and recognize what is going on with your body when you are experiencing a panic attack. You don't have to suffer any longer.

— Cornelia Seiffert, Clinical Social Worker in Pasadena, CA

I utilize an exposure and response prevention model (ERP) to help my clients manage feelings of panic related to anxiety, PTSD, or OCD.

— Sprout Therapy PDX, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Few experiences in life incite the same terror as a panic attack, and fearing panic's return creates an endless cycle of living in fear. So, so often this leads to lives shrinking for fear of a panic attack, yet this avoidance only perpetuates the cycle. For this reason, I approach treating panic attacks and Panic Disorder with Acceptance-Commitment Therapy. In doing so, we will target the fear you have of the symptoms themselves, decrease your overall anxiety levels, and help you live fully.

— Lauren Spencer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Gig Harbor, WA

Racing thoughts, feeling caged in, heart racing, difficulty focusing, shallow breathing- these are a handful of the symptoms one might experience during a panic attack. I have the utmost empathy for patients experiencing the incredible discomforts of anxiety and panic. My experience and training in multiple evidence-based approaches will help you better understand, manage and prevent the recurrence or escalation of these uncomfortable symptoms.

— Jennifer Bearden, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I personally suffered from panic attacks and resolved this terrifying symptom 25 years ago in therapy. As a result, I am quite acquainted with the frustration, terror, and confusion that occurs with panic. I have treated numerous individuals with this difficulty and met with successful outcomes for those who persisted with the therpy.

— Barry Ross, Clinical Psychologist in Irvine, CA

Panic/anxiety attacks are the body’s way of telling us there is a threat. Usually, in the 21st century, this threat isn’t a bear that will eat us (we aren’t hunter-gatherers anymore!). This threat can be financial issues, relationship conflicts, stress, or anxiety). We discuss your sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system arousal, and effective strategies to reduce these panic attacks. They can happen spontaneously, so we analyze your triggers first.

— Kristen Casey, Psychologist

Panic disorder and panic attacks are debilitating and scary experiences. By examining the internal dialogue and avoidance patterns we can have a different relationship with panic that can help its power to minimize over time.

— Teal Foster, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I have worked with many clients in helping them with their panic attacks. We will explore the underlying feelings that are the source of the panic as well as develop useful skills in dealing with them.

— Ian Felton, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

I am experience with panic attack disorder and treatment modalities utilized to address panic symptoms and episodes. I offer and judgement-free approach that allows the patient to begin therapy sessions at his or her own pace, building a safe zone to release and begin the foundation to your healing process.

— Christopher Anderson, Clinical Social Worker in Lansing, MI

I have extensive experience with anxiety disorders, chronic worry, and panic attacks. As someone who had her first panic attack at age 14, I can not only empathize with people who struggle with anxiety, but have learned many amazing tips and tricks along the way in my own journey towards health!

— Kellie Collins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Oswego, OR

I have treated many clients who struggle with panic attacks. I have experience utilizing somatic experiencing, mindfulness, breath-work, and DBT when treating panic attacks. I focus on calming the Sympathetic Nervous System.

— Ali Mills, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA